Kona Tag

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rimk6m1eaFk] * “The first is doing something where you know before that you can’t do...

[caption id="attachment_3223" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo from FinisherPix.com[/caption] As a KPR-point heavy championship race, a top-10 performance here nearly assures a trip to Kona. With a shortened 1.9 mile swim, 40k+ winds and a stacked field, Ironman Melbourne gave us a glimpse of what might be in...

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. Aldous Huxley...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Lkw3SNxN44] In the last miles of the race, when the voice is at the door knocking in my head, you tell yourself, ‘Don’t go there.’ The truth is, we all go there – but the best in the sport find some way to ignore those negative...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtM64f6inEE&feature=related]   I know I have to use my swim and bike—those are my weapons—but I know now that  you win the race in Kona by being the smartest, not by changing any element of  your race. Leanda Cave - Ironman World Champion 2012...

Unless you test yourself, you stagnate. Unless you try to go way beyond what you've been able to do before, you won't develop and grow. When you go for it 100%, when you don't have the fear of “what if I fail,” that's when you...

[youtube=http://youtu.be/zngfrjxn3N0]   Macca, poised for the win, had an incredibly disappointing Kona that ended in a DNF early on the bike. He says in a great interview on Triathlon Competitor, "I was useless on race day and it just didn’t correlate to where I was in my...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUtH6IE8JKU]   In spectacular fashion and just a few weeks after winning the 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas, Leanda Cave stayed strong all day to finish the Ironman World Championship in winning style even with serving a 4 minute penalty on the bike. (Both Caroline Steffen...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeW4DaiN5lo] I race with love. That was the mantra that I held on race day … I asked my  friends and families and sponsors to say something about love when they saw me  on the race course, to remind me why I’m out there. To remind me...